The former girlfriend of professional golfer Nate Lasley, Leslie Hofmeister, has always been the most inspiring woman in his life to date in his lifetime.
Hofmeister, Lashley’s high school sweetheart, was 19 when the plane crashed. She has participated in dance studios, church functions, and the Scottsbluff High School drill team, thanks to her passion for performance. She has received many honors in dance. She participated in several social groups in high school. She belonged to the Pi Beta Phi sorority throughout college.
She made things different in the lives of many kids in the Scottsbluff and Gering neighborhood as a dance assistant, lifeguard and babysitter. She gave her friends and family more of her time and energy. His joie de vivre, his kindness towards those close to him and his distinctive creativity will be greatly missed.
He loved her immensely and probably misses her more than anyone could imagine. His love for Hofmeister never ended, but he does not speak of the tragic event; although he has moved on, his memories of his former girlfriend have always been filled with love. Leslie has always accompanied Nate during his career; she was rarely seen in the games Nate played in his lifetime. His biggest supporter during this time was Leslie.
When the golfer invited Lashley to the competition, the two had been dating for nearly a year. Lashley admitted that he felt responsible for his death since he had invited Hofmeister to see him play with his parents. In 2017, Lashley told ESPN, “She was wonderful.” “She was the most generous person I have ever met,” he said.
Nate lost his parents with Leslie
During the three days Lashley’s parents were away, he and his sister Brooke Lashley prayed for the best.
Unfortunately, they learned the most terrible information when the crash site was discovered. The tragedy helped Lashley take a step back from golf over time. Lashley told Golf Digest that no one knows what’s going to happen, so that puts things into perspective. Because golf isn’t a big deal, it makes the sport more accessible.
Lashley was a junior at the University of Arizona in 2004 and was 21 years old. For an NCAA regional, he went to Oregon. Rod and Char Lashley, his parents, flew in from their Nebraska home to see him play. Leslie Hofmeister, his girlfriend, went with his parents. After the final lap, the three of them hugged before boarding Rod’s small plane. Lashley then attempted to call Rod but received no response.
The FAA tracked the plane and determined its course. Returning to Nebraska, Rod, Char and Leslie encountered bad weather over Wyoming. On the third day, rescue personnel located the wreckage of a single-engine Cessna crash about a mile from Gannett Peak at 13,780 feet. They also discovered the three bodies.